Philipp Groz

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Philipp Groz is a Partner in our Dispute Resolution Group and heads our Intellectual Property and Life Sciences Groups. He represents clients in litigation before Swiss courts and in international arbitrations, and also sits as an arbitrator. He specializes in the fields of intellectual property, unfair competition, licensing and distribution and also advises clients on non-contentious matters in these fields. Philipp also assists clients in regulatory matters, particularly concerning life sciences, foods and consumer goods.

Expertise

Dispute Resolution
Intellectual Property
International Arbitration
Life Sciences

Experience

Represented pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in several international arbitrations arising out of licensing and/or distribution agreements
Represented major car manufacturer in various unfair competition proceedings before Swiss courts
Advised Swiss listed orphan drug company on various asset purchase, development and licensing agreements
Represented global medical device manufacturer in several product liability defense cases in Switzerland
Advised consumer goods companies on various aspects of Swiss regulatory law (such as advertising, labeling, product recalls)

Professional Experience

2012
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
2005
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
2004
Substitute Judge and Court Secretary at the District Court of Zurich
2001
Court Secretary and Clerk at the District Court of Zurich
Education and Admission
2007
LL.M. in Intellectual Property, New York University
2004
Bar Admission in Switzerland
2001
lic. iur., University of Zurich

Additional Professional Activities

Board member of Licensing Executives Society Switzerland
Member of AIPPI Standing Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution
Member of INTA’s ADR Committee (2020/2021)
Member of WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Advisory Committee (2021-2024)
Regular publications and speaking engagements in the field of intellectual property, licensing and IP-related arbitration

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